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Platform: Arcade

Region: NTSC-J

Country: Japan

Developer(s): Konami

Publishers(s): Konami

ReleaseDate: 1984-01-01

Players: 2

Co-op: No

Shinnyū Shain Tōru-kun

Also know as: 新入社員とおるくん | Freshman Employee Toru

Konami chose not release Mike as is in Japan due to the game's premise of having a protagonist sneaking out of school after incidents of school violence at the time. As a result, an alternative version was produced for Japanese arcades titled Shinnyū Shain Tōru-kun (新入社員とおるくん, "Freshman Employee Toru"), which replaces the school setting with a workplace. The classroom in the first level becomes an office and the teacher into a manager; the dance studio in the third level becomes the OL office; the other levels (the hallway, the gym, the restaurant and the outdoor garden) are mostly unchanged aside from a few graphical modifications, but the football players in the final level are instead security guards. The game's soundtrack, which features chiptunes rendition of The Beatles songs "A Hard Day's Night", and "Twist and Shout", had permission granted by JASRAC in Japan, with a license displayed on the instruction card and printed circuit board.

ESRB Rating: Not Rated

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